April-2020

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
Ongoing, Annual, weekly or monthly Events click HERE – Non-Profit Events and Fundraisers, click HERE 

*Due to COVID-19 precautions, several events and businesses in Monterey County have been affected.
Events are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice.

Mar 26 – Apr 11
Marjorie Prime 
It’s 2062, the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie— a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s “programmed” to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.

Apr 3
First Friday 
Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. Look for the green flags to signify participating businesses. Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, contact Artisana Gallery at (831) 655-9775 or firstfridaypg@gmail.com

Apr 3
Jazz at Lincoln Center Live Webcast of Masters of Form 
Please join us at Sunset Center’s Studio 105 for this free, live webcast event. Reservations are required and can be obtained by clicking the Buy Tickets button above or by calling the Sunset Center Box Office at 831.620.2048. No purchase is necessary, but you must complete an order to secure your spot.

Apr 3 – 4
50th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival 
Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the Next Generation Jazz Festival 50th anniversary on April 3-5, 2020 in downtown Monterey. This free, three-day festival showcases over 1,300 of the nation’s top student musicians from middle and high school groups of every kind: big bands, combos, and vocal ensembles. The winning ensembles from the competitive divisions are invited back to perform at the annual Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

Apr 4
Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents St. Lawrence String Quartet with Pianist Stephen Prutsman
Before the concert Learn about this concert’s composers and their works. Gain deeper insights into the music with Kai Christiansen, noted San Francisco musicologist and founder of earsense.org an online chamber music exploratorium.

Apr 4
Smart Gardening Fair 
The Monterey Bay Chapter of the UC Master Gardeners will be partnering with the Museum to host the Smart Garden Fair. This event will feature speakers, demonstrations, Marketplace, and Plant Sale in the Museum’s Native Plant Garden.

Apr 4
Oak Woodland Restoration 
Volunteers are invited to come and enjoy the scenery, plant native plants, and help restore the natural beauty of the Oak Woodland on California State University Monterey Bay campus! Everyone is welcome! A great family activity that is FREE. Tools, water and snacks provided.

Apr 4 – 5
The 63rd Annual Good Old Days Celebration 
The 63rd Annual Good Old Days Celebration will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 4 & 5, 2020. The largest arts and craft show in the county, the Good Old Days boasts over 225 art and food vendors in downtown Pacific Grove, a parade down Pine Avenue on Saturday morning at 10:00 am, live entertainment on five stages, old-fashioned games and contests, and lots of family fun.

Apr 7
The Presidential Edition: A Conversation with American Historian and Best-Selling Author Douglas Brinkley 
It’s election year! Join on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for a stimulating and relevant conversation with acclaimed author, CNN Presidential Historian, and New York’s Historical Society’s Official Presidential Historian, Douglas Brinkley for a look at the highs and lows of the American Presidency; Past, Present and Future.

Apr 7
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Apr 10
Tig Notaro 
Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject matter ranges from the delightfully absurd to the monumentally serious. Rolling Stone recently named Tig “one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.”

Apr 11
Twilight Cycling
What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track? Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew that drops 59 feet in just 450 feet of track length. Each month is hosted by a different local bicycle club, organization or business, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways. Twilight Cycling is open to all ages and levels of cyclists. Helmets are required.

Apr 16 – 19
Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world. Throughout the weekend you’ll enjoy intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.

Apr 16 – 19
Sea Otter Classic
World’s Premier Cycling Festival celebrates 30 years.
Fun for the whole family with races, kids’ events, demos, beer garden and food courts

Apr 16
DRUM TAO 2020 
DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from the internationally-acclaimed percussion artists, TAO. Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.

Apr 17
Rolling Stone Reports: Climate Change 
Rolling Stone Reports features the writers and editors of Rolling Stone bringing their thought provoking and engaging content to audiences in the form of live storytelling and visual media. These live events will include the most culturally significant topics of the 20th and 21st centuries and will reflect the rock-and-roll vibe of the leading voice in music and popular culture that is Rolling Stone.

Apr 17
Third Friday Art Walk 
Third Friday Art Walk presented by ArtWorks@PacificGrove will take place at 125 Ocean View Boulevard, Suite 209-210, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Amazing local art by over 20 local artists, live music and light refreshments! For more information: Arts4mc.org.

Apr 17 – 19
59th Annual Wildflower Show 
The Museum partners with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to hold this cherished annual event. More than 30 members of the Native Plant Society spend over a week scouring Monterey County and beyond collecting the finest specimens of wildflowers blooming that spring. Botanists, garden enthusiasts, and people just looking for flowers they would like to plant in their gardens will all appreciate this comprehensive and spectacular array of wildflowers.

Apr 18 – 19
Monterey Symphony Presents Ovation, Concert 5 
A Monterey Symphony favorite, violinist Judith Ingolfsson returns in April to perform Brahms’ violin concerto. Judith is currently Professor at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and co-artistic director and founder of the Festival “Aigues-Vives en Musiques” in France.

Apr 22
Twilight Cycling
What cyclist wouldn’t enjoy the thrill of a challenging 300-foot climb followed by an awe-inspiring descent? How about the fact that they can do this on a world-renowned race track? Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew that drops 59 feet in just 450 feet of track length. Each month is hosted by a different local bicycle club, organization or business, some holding competitions such as time trials or criterium races and many with off-track activities such as barbecue dinners, costume contests and giveaways. Twilight Cycling is open to all ages and levels of cyclists. Helmets are required.

Apr 23
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives: Marty Stuart is The Pilgrim 
Sunset Presents welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares through story and song his remarkable life.

Apr 25
By The Bay 3K 
2,500 kids, parents and teachers will run along the coast from Lovers Point to Eardley and back. Part of the Big Sur Marathon weekend of events. Open to all! Information and registration at www.bsim.org.

Apr 25
Science Saturday — Day of the Dinosaur 
Prepare for time-travel during this prehistoric Science Saturday, when we’ll set our sights on the age of the dinosaurs. Presented in partnership with the Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society, this event will feature fossils, footprints, and more as we learn what made the dinosaurs so successful, and also what led to their extinction. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Apr 26
Big Sur Marathon 
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world – and, for runners, the most challenging. At the Expo, participants in the Marathon will pick up their race bibs, goody bags and check out fitness apparel and equipment.

EVENTS THAT EXIST BELOW THIS LINE ARE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR
LISTED UNTIL THE DATE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR CAN BE CONFIRMED
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